our request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
Please find below our response to your questions.
"How many physiotherapists are currently registered to practice with the HCPC?"
There are currently 51,199 registered physiotherapists.
Statistics on the current number of registrants on the HCPC register can be found on our website at http://www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/theregister/stats/. Our website also provides historic register statistics, these can be found at http://www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/theregister/oldstats/.
"How many physiotherapists currently have the additional entitlement of 'independent prescribing (IP)'?"
SP + IP = 2,270
IP only = 206
"How many physiotherapists currently have the additional entitlement of 'supplementary prescribing (SP) only? i.e. not in combination with a 'independent prescribing (IP)' entitlement"
SP only = 775